Library Services


Stay hydrated on campus

11 August 2022

Find the closest water fountain to you in our libraries and study spaces.

User studying in the Student Centre with a drinks flask

It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during hot weather. We encourage you to use refillable water bottles. This helps reduce the amount of single-use plastic on campus and can save you money in the long run.

UCL is committed to making free drinking water accessible for students and staff. A number of our libraries have water fountains either within the space itself or just by the entrance. These will be signposted in the buildings. You can also ask library staff for directions for the nearest water fountain.

Find a water fountain

Cruciform Hub

Near the Cafe.

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library

2nd floor of building, before Library Entrance.

Institute of Archaeology Library

5th floor of building, before Library Entrance.

Institute of Orthopaedics Library

Water cooler inside library entrance.

IOE Library

Level 4 in Library.

Language & Speech Science Library

Drinking water available in the student kitchen on the ground floor of Chandler House.

Main Library

2nd floor, at the end of the history corridor.

Science Library

2nd floor, opposite Management collection.

Special Collections Reading Rooms in South Cloisters

Just outside the entrance. Please note you will need to leave any water bottles with your belongings in the lockers provided.

SSEES Library

Lower ground floor by the disabled toilet.

Student Centre

Cold water fountains on levels B2, B1, and 1. There is also a hot and cold fountain on level 3 in the Cafe area.